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Histamine, cyclic AMP, and gastric secretion in the dog

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Canine gastric mucosal cyclic AMP content was determined at 1, 5, 30, 60, and 120 min after commencing a 2-hr continuous intravenous infusion of histamine of sufficient dose to elicit a brisk acid secretory response from the dog stomach. The increase in acid output was significant at 30 min and stabilized at the stimulated level for the duration of histamine infusion. By contrast, there was no significant increase in mucosal cyclic AMP content at any time of measurement. Our findings indicate that the acid secretory response of the canine stomach to histamine does not require prior accumulation of cyclic AMP in the mucosal tissue.

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Correspondence to Dr. Eugene D. Jacobson MD.

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This research was supported by N.I.H. grant No. AM 15997.

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Tague, L.L., Amer, M.S. & Jacobson, E.D. Histamine, cyclic AMP, and gastric secretion in the dog. Digest Dis Sci 22, 13–15 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01077391

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  • Public Health
  • Histamine
  • Intravenous Infusion
  • Gastric Secretion
  • Acid Output